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Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material Grade: B Written and Directed by Ol Parker Based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson Do What Makes Your Soul Shine Ten years have passed since opened in theaters in July 2008.  The story, with hits from the popular super group ABBA and based on the smash-hit stage musical, was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical by the Golden Globes.  It went on the gross $615 million, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008. The beloved characters are back to …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Violet”

The Douglas Anderson Theatre & Instrumental Department presented the school’s annual musical on November 20, 21, 22, 2014 on its Southside Jacksonville campus with  & Brian Crawley’s winsome musical “Violet.”“” is based on a 1973 short story by  entitled “The Ugliest Pilgrim.” In 1981 it was adapted as a film and won an  for Best Live Action Short Film. The musical debuted Off-Broadway in 1997. The story, set in 1964, is that of Violet (), who embarks on a Greyhound Bus journey from her home in the mountains in North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is twenty-five years old and …

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Matt & Ben – theatre review

The  group opened a two-weekend run of the satirical comedy “” on February 28, which will run through March 8 at The , 955 North Liberty Street, in downtown Jacksonville. This one-hour/one-act play, which debuted in 2002 at a , was written by  and , two young actresses, who also played the two characters of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Having seen it, we have concluded that there are three groups of theatre goers who will enjoy this bit of tomfoolery (described by Director  as a “Bromance”) the most: fans of Saturday Night Live skits, fans of TV comedy sitcoms, …

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october, 2021

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